Turkey Detains 5 More in Christian Missionary Slaying

Voice of America News

April 19, 2007 – The Scrooge Report Post

Police in Turkey have detained five more suspects in connection with an attack against a Christian publishing house in the conservative eastern city of Malatya.

Three employees were killed Wednesday by knife-wielding assailants, who reportedly said they were acting to protect Islam.

Governor Halil Ibrahim Dasoz says police have arrested five more suspects, doubling the number of people detained in connection with the attack on the Zirve publishing house. The publisher distributes bibles and publishes Christian material.

Dasoz told reporters that no links have been established between the alleged killers and illegal Islamic groups. The three victims, two Turkish citizens who were converts to Christianity and a German Protestant, were found bound to chairs with their throats slit.

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